RPA: Armenian President's refusal to participate in NATO summit was tough but correct

RPA: Armenian President's refusal to participate in NATO summit was tough but correct

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian President’s decision not to participate in NATO Summit Meeting in Lisbon over the inadmissible language of the draft declaration to be adopted during the event was tough but correct, a member of the Republican Party of Armenia said.

“I suppose that the provision on territorial integrity was introduced in the draft declaration by Georgia’s rather than Azerbaijan’s request,” Gagik Melikyan told a news conference on November 20.

“However, this provision could be used against us in future,” he said.

“Armenia has numerously stated that the conflicts in the South Caucasus are different, what makes adoption of common solutions to them impossible. Karabakh has never been and will never be a part of independent Azerbaijan,” Melikyan stated.

As to President Sargsyan’s visit to Moscow, the MP noted that the visit helped bring the Armenian-Russian strategic relations up to a new level.

“The necessity to resolve the Karabakh conflict basing on the right of nations to self-determination was once again emphasized,” Melikyan said.

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